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what more could you ask for. rob: nothing else to say. jillian: if there were a plain pizza i would be digging in right now. rob: it is friday. jillian: "fox & friends" live starts right now. ♪ let's get it started. [cheers] [ ♪ let's get it started in here. [cheers and applause] ♪ let's get it started in here. ♪ let's get it started ♪ let's get it started in here ♪ yeah, ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] receive steve live studio audience shows. people across the country are here and boy do we have a great crowd and great audience.
great guests as well. [inaudible] ainsley: senator tim scott. who else, brian? brian: stuart varney is going to be here. we booked him. a lot of times he shows up late. we have to see and many more. pete hegseth and dana perino. you know it's a good show if dana perino got up 8 hours early to be with us. geraldo is going to be here. we have great guests. we also have the guy who is in charge of the president's campaign, brad par school will be here as well. brian: he is significantly taller than me. he is like 6'9". ainsley: he is taller than steve. brian: he was with the president last night. flying out with him 9:00 in the morning. pumped up with a few things happening. including democrats coming the president's way. steve: we will see about that. ainsley: nancy pelosi does say she wants a comprehensive bipartisan deal when it comes to immigration. we will see. brian: and i believe it.
steve: she also said yesterday after the president unveiled his new immigration plan, which is merit based also where you have to learn english and take a civic's test. she, nancy pelosi said, that's dead on arrival. we will play some of that with her in a minute. but, first, here's the president unveiling the big plan. >> our proposal is pro-american, pro-immigrants and pro-worker. it's just common sense. we want immigrants coming in. we cherish the open door that we want to create for our country, but a big proportion of those immigrants must come in through merit and skill. future immigrants will be required to learn english and to pass a civics exam prior to admission. [applause] and, therefore, summaries and possibly political, we
can't get the democrats to approve this merit based high security plan, then we will get it approved immediately after the election when we take back the house, keep the senate and, of course hold the presidency. [applause] brian: of course if you are the president and have a rose garden address can you demand the president be great. the president did have that type of poll. jared kushner's plan. it seemed very 2020esque. talks about things can't and australia doing looking for first round draft picks there has got to be a reason. that's where we are at now in 20206789 only can have certain amount coming in and about time saying some of these foreign students coming here, for example under a are doing great. why are we sending you home if you want to stay. ainsley: you are going to be insent advised if you are one of the best of the best coming. in right now the average yearly age for legal
immigrants is $43,000. the president says if you do it legally, and you are highly skilled, we are going to pay you $126,000. steve: that's good. 66% of those people who get green cards today are through the program where if you have a family connection and only 12% based on skill. going forward it would be closer to 60% based on merit. now, here are the problems with it. ann coulter was upset. brian: she is upset? since when? [laughter] steve: thursday. she is upset that the number of green cards is going to remain at a million. meanwhile you have the democrats and they are going hey, wait a minute. where is the plan to deal with the dreamers? as for the speaker, she says merit? i don't like that word. and crisis, well i've got an explanation. watch this. >> merit, it is really a condescending word. they are saying family is
without merit? are they saying most of the people that have ever come to the united states in the history of our country are without merit because they don't have an engineering degree? let me just say this we have never not said there is a crisis. there is a humanitarian crisis at the border and some of it provoked by out actions taken by the administration. ainsley: did i hear her right? brian: exactly. she has never said there was a crisis at the border. ainsley: she has always called it a crisis. brian: didn't she tell us to mow the lawn and then we would have no more problems. the problem the grass was so tall we couldn't see the people sneaking in. steve: unfortunately for the speaker videotape exists here is graphic evidence that maybe that was not accurate. brian: put the tape in the vcr. >> this president just used the back drop of the oval office to manufacture a crisis. >> president trump must stop holding american people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis. >> the crisis on the border is a manufactured crisis.
>> they are engaging in what i would call manufactured moral crisis. >> this so-called crisis at the border is fake. this is a crisis of his own making because it was a campaign pledge. ainsley: don't you love having a studio audience. brian is commenting on each of those. brian: have you no proof of that, anxiously. all you keep your mouth shut. don't say a word. ainsley: i love what the democrats said to the president yesterday. you know what? this is going to get passed because we are going to get the house after the election and then we will pass it then. brian: here is what bothers me. this is the 2020 speech and it's great. steve: it's politics. brian: do you know what i want and i think we all want? there is a five alarm fire on our southern border right now and the men and women every day need some help. [cheers and applause] brian: this plan is not going to help. steve: that's what the president was talking about yesterday. that's why the president essentially rolled this out. ultimately and we heard a
little of it yesterday in the rose garden. is he going to say look, i want immigration reform. you want immigration reform. the democrats don't, so the only way to do anything about that is to elect more republicans. brian: steve, did you say that he referenced senator lindsey graham in the audience. he said lindsey, love what you are doing. with nancy pelosi hypocrisy didn't say it was a crisis we understand that there ask s. an opportunity there are times when democrats and republicans come together. when the market fell apart in 2008 and after 9/11, this is almost like that at the border. we have never seen these numbers before. and the men and women who have to round up these illegals who want to become part of our country are saying please help us. they could actually get something done now, please go behind closed doors and do it. steve: folks, do you think the democrats will work with the president to give him a win before the elections? >> no. ainsley: no. brian: okay. i do. [laughter] all right? i am holding out hope they will rise to the occasion so
all of you can now leave for turning against me. [laughter] ainsley: let's talk about something else you are concerned with too how this russian investigation started. bill barr is trying to get to the bottom of it. exclusive interview yesterday with bill hemmer and full thing is going to air today. we have a clip with him chatting with bill hemmer. watch this. >> been trying to get answers to questions. and i found that a lot of the questions have been inadequate. i have also found that some of the explanations i have gotten don't hang together, so, in a sense, i have more questions today than i did when i first started. >> bill: some of what things don't hang together? >> some of the explanations of what occurred. >> bill: why does that matter? >> because i think people have to find out what the government was doing during that period. if we're worried about foreign influence for the very same reason, we should be worried about whether government officials abuse their power and put their thumb on the scale. and so, i'm not saying that happened, but i'm saying that we have to look at tha
that. brian: it's amazing what's happened since he has signed u.s. attorney john durham to this and since bill barr took over. comey, clapper and brennan are all turning on each other. james baker saying it wasn't my idea to go up to the president and brief him on the dossier and brennan saying it wasn't my idea to use the dossier and put it in the fisa application. comey says oh yeah it was your idea. and rod rosenstein is saying comey is basically a deranged lunatic. what the heck has changed? man. steve: what has changed is donald trump won. if hillary clinton were president of the united states, you think there would be an investigation into this? >> no. ainsley: no. there wouldn't be. trying to get ahead of it because they are nervous. their name is going to be on the it. brian: down goes comey. [ applause ] ainsley: there was a fox news poll how agencies like
the fbi broke the law to investigate president trump? look at that 58 percent said extremely, very and somewhat. and only 31 percent said not at all. steve: add up the first three. ainsley: that's pretty scary we can't trust the fbi. i'm not saying anything about the field offices. we know there are a lot of amazing people who work for the fbi as investigators. steve: we polled the audience a little while ago. let's go ahead and come out here. welcome to "fox & friends," folks. where is lex. regarding the fbi and the department of justice, do you think that it's important to have this investigation to see whether or not laws were broken when they start to surveil the trump campaign? >> i think it's very important and these people are very skilled at their trade crafts. i'm sure they covered it up very well as they were going along. one has to dig very deep to get to the bottom of it and find out what actually happened. steve: the trade craft. you are thinking if these
guys are spies they probably figured a way to do it where we will never find out is that what you mend. >mean. >> a lot of blowing smoke. that's what we have got to figure out. steve: good answer. [applause] steve: alberto, how are you? >> fine, thank you. steve: all right. what concerns you about this investigation? we haired from the attorney general a couple of weeks ago spying did occur, he believed. and now this mr. durham is looking into all this stuff. do you think we will get to the bottom of it. >> i really hope. so nobody is above the law. and not -- and that includes the fbi themselves. and i believe that the investigators that are investigating the investigators. steve: right. >> however that goes. but, anyways, they should proceed and proceed vigorously with every method that they can to get to the bottom of this. steve: all right. thank you very much. good answer. where is nancy? nancy, right over here.
good morning to you. >> good morning. steve: what's your big concern? does it bother you to think that the whole fisa thing was written back in the 1970s so that the united states could surveil people in other countries. and it's very disturbing if they use the laws that are supposed to apply to people from other countries to spy on americans illegally. >> i think it's very concerning, very concerning. and i hope that they get to the bottom of this. it is going to take some deep investigation and, yes, it is very concerning. steve: do you think we will get to the bottom eventually? >> i do. i do. i have faith in attorney general barr that he will get it done. steve: well, we will find out and that interview with bill hemmer and the attorney general will be on at 9:00 on "america's newsroom." all right. nice round of applause for everybody. [ applause ] all right. all right.
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♪ ♪ [applause] brian: welcome back to the most attractive audience in america. [cheers and applause] brian: former vice president joe biden is crushing the competition for the democratic nomination so far. ainsley: there is a new fox news poll that shows that biden is doing a lot better, more than double the lead over his closest competitor which is bernie sanders who has 17%. that is a 6 point drop in support since biden got in the race. steve: is the crowded field helping joe biden in the
polls? let's talk to joe concha, media reporter for the hill radio talk show host on wor in new york city. as you look at joe biden's number. is it getting bigger because people are looking at the whole list and it's like well, he is the one guy i know? >> it seems to be that way. obviously he has the name recognition but the media attention that he is getting over the last three weeks, let me give you some numbers more than every other candidate combined. when you consider everybody, that there is 74 people running on the democratic side. [laughter] that's pretty impressive. no, really. it's two football teams. it's 23 people at this point. to do that over 22 other people. listen to these numbers. he was mentioned last week alone 1400 times. bernie sanders only 500, a third. steve: of the 1400, how many good and how many bad? it's not broken down like that. >> no. total mentions. i didn't see de blasio on your poll by the way. steve: we had him yesterday. >> this would be considered
bad, bad press right here. everybody hates bill. brian: that's the hometown paper. >> sometimes negative press is something that isn't a good thing. you see that with the president and it seems to work just fine. for bide it's mostly been positive though. ainsley: biden in march 35%. they asked democrats may 11th through the 14th. why the increase? >> for biden? >> that's a very good question. he really hasn't said too many things that you would consider to be monumental. brian: except china isn't our competitor. 1968 he would be right on the money. >> that's true. he did say that he wanted to offer health insurance to all undocumented or illegal immigrants. that seemed to get some attention. for the most part he hasn't done any tough interviews, guys. steve: other thing that's different between that poll and now he has officially declared. some suggestion maybe he is
in, maybe he is out. he has got to decide and it had been a long process. >> that's true. a lot of other people had declared as well. they can't seem to get any traction. brian: couple things to warren ticked up 5 points. sanders is judging. buttigieg went up five harris dropped three. >> yeah, kamala harris by many measures was supposed to be a pretty strong frontrunner for the nomination. then again when you think about it donald trump wasn't even in the race in june of 2015. the debates are the big thing. ainsley: everyone knows joe biden. when you said harris oh kamala harris. name recognition is big. steve: she did relaunch this week. ladies and gentlemen, round of applause for joe concha. [applause] >> who has bacon for everybody here. ainsley: smart man. brian: a little bit later we will check joe's cholesterol.
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another score for how much adversity they faced growing up and their current circumstances. ainsley: this new score is calculated using 15 different factors including crime rate and poverty from the student's high school and their neighborhood. brian: what do you think about this? is this fair to students. is this leveling the playing field. here to react is the man everybody was just clapping for let's be honest editor and chief of campus reform lawrence jones. [cheers and applause] brian: if i make a lot of money, my school system is better. my teachers in theory get paid more it's better. if i don't have to get a job after school my grades are hire. this is a way of leveling the playing field. how do you feel about that. >> this is not leveling the playing field. this is savior. this is identity politics. the fact they can judge people based on where they come from, the color of their skin, what they went through i think is insulting. it's essentially saying those people that come from those background people like me cannot make it. and i think we have warned
america that this was going to happen and no one paid attention. steve: what about people like me who grew up so poor we didn't have any money to go to college wound up getting scholarships and things like that. able to make it. would that help me get in? >> people should be able from a merit based system fight for their scholarship. it is a tough task going on the internet, finding all of the scholarships that you qualify for. instead of fixing it on the local level in the education system and preparing people to go to college we are about to create a workforce where people aren't qualified. but the universities don't care because, guess what? they still get the money. meanwhile, college students go into debt. their parents got to help them pay it back. there is really no incentive for them to push the students once they have made it to the college. ainsley: poor neighborhoods. what if colleges look at that and say we had too many
from that neighborhood last time. >> they are not going to do it. they will end up putting most of those kids through. those kids aren't going to be prepared to get -- by the way, this goes to the larger question. why are we pushing college so much still when a lot of these college students that graduate with degrees still can't get jobs? [applause] brian: do you know what's going to happen? they're going to say i know you are living in a beautiful area of michigan we will get an address in inner city detroit in order to look as though we are academically disadvantaged. >> they did not think this through. second of all the score is invisible. the kids don't know what their score is anything done in secret is shady. brian: 58 colleges. steve: and 158 in the fall. they do not provide information about the student. they provide information about the student's environment. the student's sat score and other academic accomplishments in the context of where they live and learn. ainsley: do these rich hollywood people paying for their kids are they the reason for.
this they probably are. going to lead to discrimination. look at the lawsuit reported on. at harvard university. they are discriminating against these students because they say too many asians there. this is going to happen. no one knows the score and metric they are using. of course they said yeah your background and all of that how do we know? brian: i went to college for my parents paid for me to get a women's gymnastics scholarship. i want the scandal to come out now. [laughter] >> couldn't cut the muster. >> no, i couldn't. really troublesome. steve: you have a lot of fans here. where is ker carrie? what's your question for lawrence? >> hi, lawrence. i really appreciate the work you are doing. i have a child who is going to be in college in a year. when i was in college and graduated in 1982, we were taught how to think. we weren't taught what to think. and i can't even believe all these years later i'm concerned that my son is
going to be taught what to think and i'm also concerned for his safety. he grew up in a fairly, you know, we are open thinkers. we are critical thinkers. we are not group thinkers. and i'm concerned that he is going to go to college and voice his opinion and get beaten up. it blows my mind that all these years later i'm saying this. how do you help us? >> you are 100 percent right. we talked about this at campus reform. professors are supposed to set up the conversation and have that dialogue. now it's all about indoctrination. every single issue that's in the mainstream today starts on the college campuses. you think kavanaugh started on capitol hill? it didn't start on capitol hill. it started on the college campuses where there was no due process. the duke lacrosse case and the uva case where students weren't able to get that due process and fight gengsz their accusers and now what we saw at the supreme court where kavanaugh was taken away. all this identity politics
started on the college campuses. a merit based system started on the college campuses. trying to get rid of it. every issue in the mainstream today of reparations started on the college campuses. socialism started on the college campuses. if we do not wake up and pay attention to what's happening to our kids, it's gonna destroy the country. brian: right there. is a reason why most of them are going to be voting for bernie sanders. >> people laughed at bernie because bernie didn't have any friends. he came back, tlaib, aoc there is a movement. they may not win the next election but within the next 20 years they will be real competitors for the united states presidency. steve: ladies and gentlemen, lawrence jones. [applause] ainsley: coming up next, white house press secretary hogan gidley. come on over. steve: look, everybody, it's hogan. [cheers and applause] ♪ that's where i come from
♪ [cheers and applause] ♪ they're all about a good time ♪ they're all about a good life ♪ [cheers and applause] steve: welcome back to the hogan gidley rally. ladies and gentlemen, hogan gidley, white house deputy press secretary joins us today. [applause] steve: had a big announcement yesterday talking about the white house plan. how far realistic is it to put our hopes into thinking that congress and the president can get together and get something done? >> well, that's really up to democrats. we have been very clear about what we want to do in protecting the american people, securing our borders. and now we are talking about
merit based immigration. a very sensible, rational solution to a problem we face in this country. obviously lindsey graham introduced a bill that fixes things immediately along the southern border with the smuggling the child trafficking, the human trafficking as well. it's a horrible situation down there. we are looking at fixing this long-term. so many of the problems we face are because of immigration system that hasn't been touched for almost 60 years now. time to fix it. the president wants to do it. it's up to democrats to come to the table. we have repeatedly tried to get them there and they won't do it. ainsley: what's happening behind the scenes? are the democrats going to work with them? if not, they risk the american people a year and a half until the election. they will start to see that there is a major problem down on the border if they haven't already seen it already and that democrats have got to work with the republicans to do something about it. >> well, they should. so many of these democrats ran on and won in districts that were so narrow because they went for trump in the 2016 election. the problem is they said they wouldn't be pelosi's puppet. they wouldn't do everything
she wanted to do. they would work with the white house. we have yet to see them come over and say all right let's get together on fixing this crisis at the border. brian: did i notice that the speaker of the house came to visit the president two weeks ago about infrastructure. no anger, angry words. we did notice yesterday that she said even though she had short-term memory loss that there was a crisis. [laughter] brian: and something treated with you ginkgo "boston globe" ba if you are at home. she did say there is a crisis at the border. can iable naive enough to think that maybe there might be some emergency action going on behind out scenes maybe if you do this i do that type thing? >> we are also in contact with people on the hill. it should be noted as you just said not only did speaker pelosi mock and deride fox news for covering the real crisis and the caravan actually on the southern border. this is right after the president gave an oval office address. his first one of his presidency directly to the american people outlining the crisis we face. and they came on and said it was manufactured. now she blew right past that as if she was always on
board with where we were as far as it being a crisis. barack obama called it a humanitarian crisis in 2014 in the rose garden. brian: came back and said it again. >> absolutely. ainsley: jeh johnson said it's the size of orlando. they brian went down there. they talked about it central america on tv advertising you can go in. >> absolutely. horrific what's going on down there. our laws are set up in a way that are a r. magnets for people to come here. if they get in this country and step one foot on our soil they are here. we have got to fix that. steve: there is a suggestion i think i was readings "the washington post" this morning. repeating what was in the daily caller yesterday how people in the administration are talking about using the insurrection act which hasn't been used in a long time. it lets the president use the military to combat lawlessness or rebellion or to remove illegal immigrants. is the administration considering the insurrection? >> look, the president has been very clear. is he going to do
everything -- steve: is that a yes or no. >> he is going to do everything in his authority. steve: is that a yes or no? >> no. [cheers and applause] >> i'm saying there are lots of tools at his disposal. he hasn't used them all and looking at ways to protect the american people. brian: that would be great. last time we used it i believe was the l.a. riots where the military came in and said we are going to need military presence there. the military is there but they can't do as much as they want. >> what's so sad is we are getting to this point in the first place. we can fix this now with congress and fix it in a lasting way that protects the american people. we have got to do it. brian: get it done. steve: thanks for making out trip today. >> thanks so much. [applause] ainsley: jillian is standing in front [inaudible] jillian: good morning, everybody. okay. we do have some serious news to get to here so let's talk about this for a second. an accused serial killer in this country illegally using his job as a caregiver for the early to hun elderly.
is he originally from kenya. behind bars yas year when he was arrested for the murder of an 81-year-old woman. now he has been charged in the deaths of 11 more elderly women. investigators are reviewing about 750 other deaths for possible links. dash cam video capturing the f-16 plane dropping from the sky after experiencing technical issues. the pilot safely ejecting. the cash leaving a mask hole in the roof of that warehouse. 12 people on the ground were hurt. all were minor injuries. chelsea manning is going back to jail for refusing to testify in the wikileaks probably. the former army intelligence officer was released from a detention center last week when a grand jury term expired. she says she won't cooperate for this new jury either. >> facing jail again doesn't change my stance. the prosecutors are deliberately placing me in
an impossible position. >> manning served seven years in prison for releasing secrets. president obama commuted her 35-year sentence. okay. so you think you have got bad neighbors? think again. how would you like to listen to this over and over and over again? ♪ ♪ [adams family theme song] ♪ >> a u.k. man facing a fine for blasting the addams family theme song at the house next door for five years. his neighbors say it all started over one noise complaint and then spiraled out of control. i would just move out. i don't know. what do you think? would you just move out? we're not having that. steve: i think it would be irritating. ainsley: neighbors claimed he was too loud so he started blasting the music. jillian: yep, over and over and over. steve: when you were talking about that jillian the entire audience was doing it
too. ainsley: what's the first line do you know it. ainsley: they are crazy and they are creepy. i don't know all i know is the snapping part. ♪ brian: did they choose to leave that black and white? didn't we have colored television by then? and they chose to keep. ainsley: made it creepier and scarier. brian: did t. did not scare me. it made me laugh. [laughter] steve: from the addams family to the shimkus family. carley is coming up next. [cheers and applause] ♪ [partridge family theme song] ♪ make you happy ♪ ♪ ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪
♪ i'm going to make this place your home ♪ [cheers and applause] ainsley: it's so cool to have a live studio audience because we are in your homes every morning and now you are in ours. brian: you are representing all 50 states. ainsley picks all the music. did you like that song philip phillips? the "american idol" winner. ainsley: i like his name. it's quarter till the top of the hour. 6:45 here on the east coast. her simon cowel smile encountere grumpy cat has passed away at the age of 7. brian: autopsy showed overall sadness was the cause of death. here to join us with more fox news headline 24/7 on radio and sometimes she is on television. carley: when you let me. thanks for having me. brian: we love having carley shimkus on. don't you love seeing carley? [cheers and applause] carley: thank you. that was nice.
that's awesome. brian: grumpy cat came from the internet. >> that's right. nobody can do the frown quite like grumpy cat. steve: did i try. ainsley: a picture of with you grumpy cat, don't we? steve: from our program. he looked so young four years ago. carley: 7 years old. look at that one is smiling and it's not the cat. that's a cute picture. ainsley: kind of look like donald trump there. carley: a little bit. carley: grumpy cat passed away on tuesday the owners released a statement announcing she suffered from a urinary tract infection. she was 7 years old. her name was actually tarter sauce lives in arizona and massive following. 1.5 million twitters followers. 8.5 million facebook followers. the internet will never be the same. ainsley: they made books about the cat and movie about the cat. >> i think grumpy cat started the trend of famous
animals on the internet. now there are thousands internet famous animals. brian: then again dead, right? [laughter] carley: no sympathy from brian. [sighs] steve: talk a little politics. de blasio declared he was running for president. 17-year-old kid from the midwest who figured it out. >> this kid is so cool. his name is gabe fleischer. is he responsible for tipping the media off to de blasio's announcement. so, he was scrolling through a political blog before high school as kids usually thought doing. and he stumbled across this small post written by the democratic party in sioux city, iowa, inviting people to de blasio's first stop on his presidential announcement tour. steve: that had not been announced yet. he tweeted about it and then all of these media outlets picked it up. this is the tweet he posted he said new york city mayor de blasio to headline an event in sioux city, iowa on
friday which the local democratic party is calling quote first stop on his presidential announcement tour. that coming from 17-year-old gabe fleischer who also has a political newsletter that reaches 50,000 people every single day. brian: he should -- we should go hire him at least let him intern. carley: got to get him on the show. what a cool kid he is. brian: batman not a true story it. is true they cast real people in these made for tv movies. carley: that's right. ben affleck no longer going to be playing batman. he stepped down from the role. brian: on the big screen. carley: now this are reports who is going to replace him. robert pattenson one of them. ainsley, do you have any suggestions? ainsley: i love this guy. did you ever see the movie twilight? at first i thought okay. he is cute. i saw that movie, he is very mysterious. carley: you see a picture of him. when you see him act it's like oh. brian: can he solve crime? that's the key for batman.
ainsley: brian, do you think he would do a good job playing batman? brian: he has the eyebrows. carley: i think he would. steve: he is no adam west. adam west original. carley: nicholas hockey the guy in the movie out right now also potentially in discussions. a whole bunch of reports out. ainsley: game of thrones. i heard you are going to be watching it? >> i'm so devastated it is coming to an end. ainsley: final episode sunday night and you will be reporting on monday. carley: if it were up to me, can i? is that okay? take a break from politics to talk about game of thrones. brian: i guess i have to clean up after carley kurt the cyberguy coming up next. unbelievable. don't go away. start the clock and take a wide shot. ♪ ♪ and this is crazy ♪ here's my number ♪ call me, maybe
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♪ [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] ainsley: thank you to our live audience. everyone has one of these. we all have a phone. if you have one chances are you have gotten a call that sounds like this. >> hi, this is jessica calling with the funding department at the business loan center. >> you will be taken under custody by the local cops as there are four serious allegations pressed on your name. steve: that's why i picked up and i gave them my social
security number. ainsley: smart. [laughter] steve: last month alone new yorkers were flooded with 112 robo calls per second. nationwide americans were hit with 4.9 billion robo calls and the fcc is warning it could get worse. brian: i thought we solved this years ago with the do not call list. kurt of the cyberguy. kurt the cyberguy is here, ladies and gentlemen, to solve all our problems. [cheers and applause] brian: they are look at frequently used area codes and they come at it and makes you think it's a real call. >> they can even use one of your relatives or friend's phone number and fake out the caller i.d. so you think it's one of the people you love calling. ainsley: how do they do that? >> you can change the caller id on your phone in software in a matter of a second and weekend be in a whole other country and pulling these tricks off. the fact is it isn't that the fcc is warning it could
get worse it is worse. it's going to get a lot worse. now, something is coming to the rescue. first of all, let me ask you this, show of hands here, who has received a robo call ever in life? who has received if you have received over the last week who has received a robo call? look at that number in the last -- steve: i got one yesterday. >> this is out of control. so two good things are happening. one, legislation. steve: chuck schumer. >> churm. but it'chuck schumer across pary lines trace act about to come to fruition. and it changes what the fec is allowed to do with regard to all of these calls. the reason we have this huge problem is that phone companies, by law, are not allowed to stop a call from going through. they are not allowed to say whether i should be calling ainsley or ainsley should be calling me, they just have to put the call through. what they're going to be able to do is turn that off
when they can recognize that it's a robo call and also this legislation punishes people who make these robo calls. steve: you know what, kurt, one of the reasons d.c. is reluck tant to crack down on robo calls is during campaign seasons, all the politicians use robo calls. brian: i know. ainsley: good point. >> well, that's one issue. but we're talking about. steve: they don't want to get rid of them. they just want new rules. >> we don't want, say, for example, our local school to be able to notify us if there is a problem at the school. brian: two quick tips before you go. >> check with your phone carrier. of the chances are, unless have you sprint, you can have a free option to and i don't mean to bash them but they deserve it in this case. you can turn off the blocker and at least be warned when this is happening. go to cyberguy and have the full instructions. each one of your carriers can do this today really. steve: thank you, kurt. _ ♪ and i love this life.
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♪ ♪ anyway you want it ♪ that's the way you need it. [cheers and applause] steve: come on in, folks. [cheers and applause] live from new york city it's "fox & friends" live with folks who have traveled here from all across the country. and we have got a busy two hours coming up on this program. senator tim scott from south carolina. ainsley: that's exactly right. we have stuart varney from the fox business network. brian: a big believer in free markets as is charles payne. for the winner of the tallest man ever to appear on our show brad parscale
will be here. he is also running the donald trump campaign for re-election. cyber genius was with the president last night. we will get all the secrets if you promise to keep it just between us. [laughter] ainsley: who is the tiniest and pretty girl here at fox news dana perino. she is going to be here, too. [cheers and applause] and, we have the pete hegseth who fought for our country and now works here. brian: we will guess how many tattoos pete has at the end of the show. ainsley: we the people. steve: he has lots of them. ainsley: he loves to go to the diner because do roll up his sleeves and can you see his tattoos. steve: bill hemmer is going to have exclusive interview. he flew down to el salvador to talk to attorney general bill barr to talk about the crisis on our southern border. it was a couple weeks ago that bill barr said he believes spying did occur in the run-up to the election of the federal government on donald trump's campaign.
the question was whether or not it was legitimately started. well, here's the attorney general chatting with mr. hemmer talking about we need to know whether or not somebody in the federal government had their thumb on the scale watch. >> trying to get answers to questions. and i found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate. i also found that some of the explanations i have gotten don't hang together. so, in a sense, i have more questions today than did i when i first started. >> some of what things don't hang together? >> some of the explanations of what occurred. bribe. >> bill: why does that matter? >> people have to figure out what the government was doing during that period. if we are worried about foreign influence for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abused their power and put their them on the scale. and so, i'm not saying that happened. but i'm saying that we have to look at that. brian: congratulations to bill hemmer, probably the number one interview in the
country. he got it and had 20 go to a very hot sweaty nation to do it. he is going to be with us at 8:5. join us with more. i hope he brings sound bites with him. things have changed. for the longest time it was donald trump who included collud with vladimir putin to win an election thought supposed to win. steve: that was the suggestion. brian: that was the nonstop theory over the last 22 months. now it seems to have switched. now all of a sudden rod rosenstein is blasting james comey. james comey and john brennan are disagreeing on who actually wanted to use out dossier and who wanted to actually brief the president now we're finds out james baker was the attorney for the fbi, the counsel. if you were me, you would have done the same thing. suddenly we are seeing a lack of character amongst people that was suppose you had to be on the same side. and it's all since the u.s. attorney was named john durham and especially for the fearless bill barr who was mocking the fact that he
was held in contempt of congress last week to nancy pelosi when he said do you have your hand you have cuffs? ainsley: finally someone is asking questions though. you heard in that interview with bill hemmer. we will see the whole thing later on today. he said i have a lot of answers inadequate. more questions today than when i started. can you believe that? hopefully we are going to get all these answers. i want to see a timeline. i want us to go all the way back to the very beginning and find out how this all happened. steve: when he said some explanations don't hang together. that means people have asked hey what did you do? and they gave him some answer. when you plot it all together and you connect the dots. it's like really? so, anyway, it sounds like the inspector general's report is going to come out with maybe before memorial day or in early june. we will know some then. and apparently mr. durham has been working with mr. horowitz, also all out intel chiefs are in on it. so, by the grace of god,
essentially, we will eventually know exactly what happened. brian: bad news for the president of the united states and mike flynn getting more information what mike flynn knew. there is a voice mail that maybe john dowd calling his house saying the president would like it very much if you didn't say anything, anything more about this. so mike flynn is back in the eye of the storm now. ainsley: keep in mind what you said at the beginning of the show. if hillary clinton were elected we wouldn't even be talking about this today. steve: that's right. speaking of who is going to be elected president of the united states. fox news has come out with a brand new poll as of 6:00 last night. and they asked democratic primary voters who they liked and take a look. the top two names have been -- top three names very familiar. and then the list goes on and on to about 20 down to 1%. nonetheless, joe biden has now lapped bernie sanders. he is 35, bernie is at 17%. while elizabeth warren just under double digits.
brian: we know on sunday mayor pete is going to be here with chris wallace. he is going to do a town hall here. eric swalwell claims he wanted to do a town hall and fox said no. that's what he claims anyway. i think it's interesting that you have a frontrunner now that nobody is attacking. i can't believe they are not even saying anything about his 40 year track record whether you love joe biden or not. he is learnly vulnerable. ainsley: they know is he doing really well. going to be a frontrunner. probably going to win the primary. they possibly want to be vp? steve: the other candidates? what about the mainstream media? what about the coverage? brian: but it's so early. remember, hillary clinton was destroying barack obama at this point in 2007. she had something like a 30 point lead. if i'm running for president, i don't just give up in the spring before the actual first debate. i'm out there saying i'm better than that guy or that woman. where's the fight? the. steve: the rnc has come out and said regarding the lead that joe biden has right now, they have said joe
biden will be the jeb bush of 2020. >> bill: kevin mccarthy in particular. steve: mayor pete will be on the channel with chris wallace coming up this weekend. here are finally some of the platforms he stood for because, in the past, we haven't known exactly what he was for. well now we have a better idea. ainsley: look at some of his ideas. pathway to medicare for all. a commission to propose reparations policies. he wants to implement a green new deal. gun control regulations and replace the electoral college. [boos] steve: electoral college. brian: or about to college. steve: from the electoral college. not going to be bringing up the electoral college that much because going to this place called new hampshire and iowa. and if there wasn't an electoral college these candidates wouldn't be showing up in these places. they would be staying in all the major cities. ainsley: good point because their votes don't matter, right? steve: mayor de blasio who
declared yesterday via video. is he now on his way to iowa. i wonder how the people of iowa are going to feel about his suggestion. [laughter] steve: that we should phase out meet consumption in iowa where a lot of the meat comes from. ainsley: that's true. meatless monday in new york. kids don't get served meat in the cafeteria. brian: interesting campaign. running on anti-steel, glass and cow platform so that will be good and he also killed a ground hog. [applause] brian: this is true. of the groundhog died on that fall a couple weeks later and yet he got reelected. steve: staten island chuck. that was the end of staten island chuck. there was actually according to the "new york post" kind of a coverup where the zoo was trying to cover up the fact that the ground hog didn't actually die. that wasn't chuck that was a groundhog named charlotte. brian: because you can't really tell the difference in groundhogs. no one in america wants to admit it. they all look the same.
[laughter] ainsley: it's so true. you are right. top story with grumpy cat what did you say the bottom line is? brian: he is dead. steve: meanwhile the president of the united states came to a couple of events in new york city yesterday. on the way up, he had this comment about mayor bill de blasio. >> i can't believe it. i just heard that the worst mayor in the history of new york city and without question the worst mayor in the united states is now running for president. it will never happen. i'm pretty good at predicting things like that, i wouli would be very surprisedo see him in there for a long period. it's just not going to happen. if you like high taxes and if you like crime, you can vote for him. but most people aren't into that. so, i wish him luck. but, really it would be better off if you get back to new york city and did your job for the little time you have left. good luck, do well. [laughter] steve: good luck, do well.
this is the cover of the "new york post" today. [applause] steve: everybody hates bill. a quinnipiac poll shows 76% of the people in new york, the people who know him best feel he should not run for president. brian: right. if you have seen the subways. if you have seen the streets. we can't even find the thing called tar to fit in a pothole. so since he took over. ainsley: it's so true. brian: he works out at 10:00. and then goes to work and takes a nap at 12:00 with the door open and newspaper on his head. this guy wants to be president. [. ainsley: even whoopi goldberg yesterday on "the view" going through all the things she doesn't like that he has done here in the city. brian: terrible. ainsley: i down drive fifth avenue to come to work. i live on a different street. we just go that route because i like to go next to the park in the morning and listen to my music. anyway. so when i'm riding down, i can't bring coffee. i get my coffee when i come into my green room because, if you do i'm not kidding it is so infuriating because it's like this the whole way.
brian: attention the other 49 states we need some road spackle, please. something. steve: asphalt. ainsley: just pay more taxes. brian: i wish we could pay more. steve: that's the irony because the taxes are so high and the infrastructure is terrible. brian: i was the one who said let's not talk about de blasio. i just can't believe he is running. [laughter] steve: is he not leading yesterday. 7:11 in new york city. jillian joins us up there. jillian: hello. [cheers and applause] jillian: not very nice, brian. let's talk about this for a second. the uss abraham lincoln is in position near iran two weeks early. the aircraft carrier is holding hundreds of missiles ready to launch if u.s. forces are attacked. congressional leaders received a classified briefing on iran after complaints of being kept out of the loop. the full house and senate will be briefed next week. president trump says he hopes to avoid war. the trump administration slamming the brakes on california's high speed
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steve: senator tim scott is joining us live. ainsley: from the great state of south carolina. go gamecocks. >> '82, right? brian: you told me you were from massachusetts. steve: so that song was happy. the president not happy and during the last commercial time-out he just tweeted this. my campaign for president was conclusively spied on nothing like this has ever happened in american politics. really bad situation. treason means long jail sentences and this was treason. senator? >> there's no doubt that we all should be thankful for bill barr as our a.g. [cheers and applause] no doubt about that. the appointment of a special prosecutor, so to speak. take a look into the foundation of the dossier, which was nothing more than a political document used to find a way into campaigns. this is an important revelation for us to take to
the root. i know bill barr. he is going to make sure that the truth is known for all the american people. [applause] brian: i find fascinating that comey and brennan are disagreeing with each other. >> they have lost their minds. brian: first mccabe and comey disagreed. no one wants to bring that up. one of them is not telling the truth. comey said it was brennan insisting on using the dossier for the isis assessment. comey said no wanted to use the does way. and then james baker said i told comey if you go up to the president and say i got this material on you, he is going to think it's j. edgar hoover revisited. he is going to think you are extorting him and did he it anyway. >> this is what they are doing now. do you know why? finally we have someone who wants to start at the foundation. not start with trump. start with the foundation of the process. the american people deserve to have confidence in the justice system.
bill barr restores it. ainsley: i want to talk to you also about immigration. the president rolled out his immigration plan yesterday in the rose garden. how do we get democrats on board with republicans so something can be done? >> number one, if you are serious about immigration a solution for immigration, not the issue of immigration. the president's plan is a great place to start. we all know that we need a merit-based system for immigration. here's a chance to embrace the president's plan. come to the table and negotiate. brian: what about graham's emergency fix? >> it would be helpful but here is my concern. i think the democrats prefer the issue than the solution. steve: of course. and nancy pelosi said yesterday of the president's plan doa, dead on arrival. brian: but she said it is a crisis. >> she said it was a crisis after she said it wasn't a crisis before she said it was a crisis now it's a crisis. brian: why do you work there? [laughter] >> dropped on my head when i was a kid. ainsley: bill de blasio is coming to south carolina on saturday. >> i'm getting nauseous.
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that. >> i think this could be one of the biggest stories of the last few months. i think this is a radical decision. brian: but why wasn't there more outrage when virginia governor ralph norm made these comments on late term abortion. >> if a mother is in labor, can i tell you exactly what would happen. the infant would be delivered. the infant would be kept comfortable. the infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother. steve: the issue now is very personal to our next guest. fox news medical contributedder dr. nicole saphier joins us to share her pro-life story and dr. saphier so much of the reaction is because they think that it is happening in a number of states across the country maybe the supreme court would overturn roe v. wade. >> that is the concern. and interesting that, you know, because i had a child at a young age people automatically put me in line with these pro-life views.
really here we are talking about the issues. right? we have one form of extremism being countered by another form of extremism. these extremists are causing gag orders for everyone who falls in between. what we are seeing right now a big push for late-term abortion laws earlier this year. these are being countered by heart beat laws we are seeing. most americans, about 60% fall somewhere in between. and unfortunately, it's causing a gag order for everyone else because. steve: what do you mean a gag order? >> people feel they are not able to speak up. they are not able to say what they believe in if they don't have one of these polarized visions. brian: kevin mccarthy for example says i'm pro-life. rape and incest i'm okay for having an abortion for that 99 years for a doctor to go to jail if they perform an abortion after six weeks. that's too far. pat robertson says this is not the bill i want to see move forward.
steve: alabama. brian: alabama bill which is maybe going to another state. >> each of these state laws a little bit different. alabama say nothing exclusion for rape or incest. however, if it's medical necessity now that is also subjective when it comes to medical necessity. should we leave things to the states? that's really the foundation of our country. steve: it. >> we want states to represent their individual citizens alabama the far majority of those citizens are pro-life. and it was a female who pushed the main sponsor of the bill a female governor signed it into law. maybe they are actually representing alabama. the concern comes from the supreme court level and whether or not this is going to overturn roe v. wade. i mean, and you look at justice -- now that we have justice kavanaugh. he already said he supports the president. i don't necessarily see them overturning this. and the heart beat bill would -- it does counter what roe v. wade was. so we are one big major supreme court case away from massive frenzy. ainsley: nicole, how did you decide? you were in high school. you went on to become a doctor. you have a beautiful family.
your son i know and love. he is in college now. look at him there. that had to be a tough decision. what do you say to those women in that position in high school? how did you decide to have the baby. >> that would take the rest of this entire show. it was a very personal decision that i made. it was my actions that led me to be in that situation. and i took responsibility for my actions. now does my outcome, is that going to be for every person who makes the same choice? no. it doesn't mean that what i did is the same for everyone else, but that's what i decided. i took responsibility for my actions. and here we are and living a beautiful life. ainsley: aren't you so glad. >> . ainsley: he is the most amazing kid. steve: dr. saphier, thank you so much. [applause] brian: now you are off to being a doctor. ainsley: coming up next. we have stuart varney and charles payne. steve: come on, guys. [cheers and applause] ♪
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situation let it play itself out and now it's reacting to economic data. yesterday we had great economic data. everything that came out. initial jobless claims plunged. that's great. we had walmart's earnings the best first quarter comparable store sales in nine years. we also had cisco, one of our largest communications companies, they said, listen, the tariffs have had minimal impact. great corporate news. you had great economic data. that sent the market higher. ainsley: isn't market doing that thing like amazon prime and you don't have to be a member and send your packages a day later. >> both of them battling every other week one up each other. they had better traffic and pricing power. >> ultimate 1-2 punch. it's considered a proxy for the american economy. steve: i don't get it, stuart, we were told if the president slaps these big tariffs on china, you know, it's just a slippery slope. we are going to go into oblivion. it seems now that we have finished higher three days in a wrote market has
probably figured out well, this is the way it's going to be for a while. >> the tariffs are not going to hit us as badly as they hit china. our economy, as charles said, look, our economy is doing remarkably well, and so far shows no real impact from the imposition of these tariffs. it's the other way around with china which really is suffering big time. the dow strilsz at the moment are, what about 1,000 points away from all-time high despite this trade war bottom line is it's going better for us than it is for them. >> would it matter that much because it seems to be a bipartisan push, keep your fingers crossed for the usmca to pass. that's the new nafta. >> let me tell you anybody in congress who tries to say president trump's trade war is hurtings farmers and doesn't vote immediately for usmca is being disingenuous. we do $40 billion agricultural exports to canada and mexico. 12 billion to china. bottom line is we do
100 percent more farm business with our neighbors than we do with china. pass this. let's help the farm are. let's help our economy and move onto the next challenge. [cheers and applause] >> charles is absolutely right it. should pass. if it doesn't pass the only reason is obstruction from democrats in the house. that's the reason it might not pass. but, as you say, it really should. >> it really should. steve: all right. meanwhile, we do a lot of stories about millennials. young people in this country, charles schwab did a survey. they asked people all out way young people up newt 70's, all how much money it takes to be considered wealthy. according to millennials they think now everybody think how much do you think? well, accord to millennials the second one down there $1.94 million to be wealthy. charles? >> i thought that number was low. they didn't talk to my son. [laughter] they did not talk to my son.
you know. ainsley: what would he say? >> he sent me the other day sent me a picture of a watch that cost $400,000. can't wait for you to get a job. [laughter] >> i just think it depends where you live and how you live. you could be wealthy with a million bucks with a certain lifestyle. you could are poor with 100 million if you live a certain lifestyle. >> more important statistic what do you think is the average net worth of american households? what do you think it would be. all the people in our audience. what do you think the average net worth? you don't know, obviously. i will tell you, $692,000. that is the average net -- come on. america is a wealthy country. brian: do you know what's bothering a lot of people? consumer debt. there is a lot -- despite the fact we are thriving and wages are growing consumer debt. is that personal responsibility or are we being lured into doing something and spending? >> it really resonates
because of the great recession and the people need to understand consumer debt as a percentage of household income is near all-time lows. so, yeah, our debt levels are up. what's changed credit card isn't the issue anymore. it's student loans, auto loans. all those things. steve: regarding credited cards. where is ryan? ryan, hold your hand up. there you are right there. ryan, you have a question about credit cards, right? >> yes. so -- oh, stand up, sorry. [laughter] my question was i actually like the proposed deal that bernie sanders and aoc had, believe it or not, the cap on 15% for the credit cards. steve: um-huh. >> i think that should be an automatic. steve: what do you guys think? 15%? 15% is a lot. >> they want to lower it to 15%. >> at the moment, isn't the average 17%? steve: or higher. >> they say the wealthier better credit scores are near that 15%.
whereas the poorer folks scores are 25%. i don't think capping that do i think, ryan, the good part of this could be the post office part. in 1947, i think, there were over -- there was an obscene number like $3 billion, millions and millions of people actually had -- you know, savings accounts with the post office or financial arrangements. even when i grew up we didn't have a banking account. everything in officially was a money order from there if the private sector thinks the public is too high risk and government wants to take that on, fine. understand it is high risk. and if something blows up, then the taxpayers should not be on the hook. brian: tell me if this math is right. if you go and cap the interest rate, there are going to be less credit cards for people and people, the first thing they're going to do is take the people most at risk. >> absolutely. brian: they will end up paying the price? >> yes, that's the principled response to 15% cap on the interest rate you pay and credit cards. frankly, it doesn't bother me that much. i just don't like to see
politicians legislate the interest rate that a private organization is allowed to charge. bad in principle. not that bad in actual practice. brian: we are going to take a look at stuart varney's credit report coming up next to find out if is he talking hypothetically. >> it's pristine. brian: i will believe it when i see it. steve: thank you very much. walk back across the hall. >> will do. steve: meanwhile as they go across the hall, up as you can see right there up the stairs is jillian with the news. jillian: that's right. good morning. following a number of stories. this is an update to a story we told you about yesterday. the firefighter who found a missing toddler describes the emotional moment he spotted the little boy. listen to this. >> i was bawling like a baby. i'm not going to lie. all you see is a little blond head with blue eyes that you would expect him not to be alive and he was alive talking, screaming at you. that is something that hits the heart. jillian: michael was the
first to hear kenneth howard crying near his home in kentucky. the 22mond old was on a cliff with a 50-foot drop. kenneth was dehydrated after three days alone in the woods. but he is expected to make a full recovery good end to that story. a teacher admits to plant ago bullet in his school to prove a point. surveillance video shows him dropping live ammo in a stairwell. 10 minutes later he reported the bullet to a resource officer prompting a lockdown. massachusetts police officers arrested him after seeing the footage. investigators say he admits to setting it up to convince the school to install metal detectors. a lunch lady is out of a job accused for giving a student free lunch. bonnie kim ball said she was fired by the company who supplies food to the new hampshire school even though her manager had previously told her she should let students eat even if they can't pay. kimball says she asked the teen to pay his debt and it was settled the next day but
she was fired anyway. two other workers quit in protest. the food provider tells "the washington post" the information provideside not true but they did 23409 specify what was wrong. "fox & friends" is also reaching out for comment. look at your headlines. if we hear anything we will certainly give you have that update. brian: we will give u. the latest on that news. we have great news for the audience. steve: we do. everybody here today is going away with some fox news swag. [cheers and applause] brian: the fox shop is open right now. [cheers and applause] ainsley: foxnews.com. you can buy all kinds of gear. you can buy the coffee mugs, hats, t-shirts. steve: the website shop foxnews.com or go to fox news.com and type in shop. ainsley: retired army captain sean parnell. steve: come on in, sean.
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♪ ♪ ♪ steve: welcome back to america's number one cable morning news show. meanwhile lawmakers on both sides of the aisle growing increasingly alarmed about rising tensions with iran. ainsley: the president even asked about the possibility of war. >> mr. president, are we going to war with iran? >> i hope not. ainsley: he said i hope not. brian: he would know. here to react is ceo
branding freedom and author of outlaw platoon sean parnell. sean. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. brian: sean, there is a lot of intelligence flying back and forth about are we misinterprettying what iran is doing or are they misinterpreting what we are doing. unloading missiles on shipsz. doing response to the president of our ships. is there a chance of miscommunication. >> there might be. i feel like i would like to know a little bit more about what we faced. i feel the trump administration probably should figure out a way nonclassified version of whatever the threat is. brian: tuesday lawmakers are briefed? >> yes. but this truthfully should not be a surprise to anybody. i feel like we have been at war with iran for 40 years like i don't like to fight. but if i walk into a bar and a drunk guy starts throwing punches at me, i'm going to fight whether you like it or not. the fact of the matter is iran has been killing americans for 40 years now. and we have really done nothing about it.
brian: they don't do it directly. they do it through surrogates. >> they do it by proxy. we faced this in afghanistan. the enemy we fought on the border of afghanistan had iranian made weapons fresh off iranian assembly lines with iranian serial numbers. so the threat is real. and to me i look at it, i mean, it's concerning, right, any time you talk about sending troops into war. nobody takes that more seriously than me. but, to me, it's like we're pulling them out of the shadows and i would rather fight the monster in the daylight as oppose dollars to the in the shadows. ainsley: house and senate will be briefed separately next tuesday. i'm sure we will learn more about it even though it's classified briefings. is that typically what happens before war? >> i hope. so i think that any time we send men and women into harm's way we have to do a full vetting of what the actual threat is. and, perhaps most importantly, what is going to be the end state? what does success look like in a potential conflict for iran, right? and whatever that is, there has to be a clear cut end date. without that look, the
bottom line is we have a moral obligation. brian: we are squeezing them now? >> yes, we are. we have been at war for 20-plus years right now. the longest period of war in our nation's history. we have a moral obligation as leaders in this country to make sure that the mission has an end state so that our troops come home when they come home and know they fought for a reason. steve: right. that's why the lawmakers are going to get the briefing on tuesday so everybody is on the same page. meanwhile, speaking of pages. we have got a reveal of your brand new book. >> yes. yes. [cheers and applause] >> called all out war. steve: we should point out this is not nonfiction. this is fiction. >> it's faction, right? so i tried to look at the headlines my last book man of war how the iranian nuclear deal paved the way for the iran to develop a man portable weapon and how do we deal with that? this book deals with raush and israel and the complex contemporary operating environment in the middle east and has an action hero
that incap slates the best of the american spirit and all the heroism i saw in my troops on the battlefield crammed into one guy. i'm the hero in my own story, i guess. but, really it's anybody that has put on a uniform eric steele is the character. steve: eric steele is the character. >> his last name is steele. steve: is there a dossier? >> there is no dossiers. but i'm from pittsburgh. so steel. do you see what i did there? brian: sean, great to see you. >> thank you very much. ainsley: you are a hero. you fought for our country. we love you. >> thank you. steve: thank you, mr. steel. brian: up next, you may recognize him from his show growing pains. actor jeremy miller and the man who changed his life. their incredible story is coming your way ♪ ♪ all that glitters is gold ♪ shooting stars
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[laughter] ainsley: the steefers, remember them? that was the growing pain family they were big inspiration for next guest who was 198911 years old and suffering from congenital heart defect when his dream to meet his favorite receiver ben. steve: god driving friendship new book "when i wished upon a star" growing pains actor jeremy miller who played ben receiver and dr. brandon phillips who met him when he was 11 join us on the curvey couch. >> thank you for having me. steve: you her a heart defect and through a foundation they said what is your dream and it was to meet him, right? >> it was to absolutely meet him. growing up the receiver seever s struggling with my heart beat. god if you love me. show me you love me. i ended up on et set of
growing pains and it seemed like the answer to my prayer. ainsley: how did you start writing a book together? how did you come back together? >> brandon and i. >> 30 years later. >> we formed a friendship over the years. and we kept in touch through mail, through phone and stuff. we left a little bit of touch when the show went down and i went off to college and he went to med school. but we reconnected when we shot in new orleans while he was in school. we were filming the second growing pains reunion. we got to reconnect and have just formed this -- this is my other brother. it really is. brian: doctor, can you tell me what it meant to you then and what it means now for a kid to meet somebody like that going through such tough times? >> growing up in a small town, if i could go meet my favorite celebrities i could do anything. i failed first grade i was tested for special education in kindergarten from the time of my wish forward did i really well in school. it gave me hope. ainsley: you are saving kids' lives going through what you went through as a child. >> i was trained by the
physician who took care of me as a kid. ainsley: that's cool. steve: jeremy you have leaned on the doctor because have you gone through tough times. >> when brandon and i reconnected i was right on the precipice of my addiction. it hadn't gone off the cliff yet it was about to. he unfortunately was there to see all of that as well. it was one of the things that we bonded over as well and brandon was very concerned about me. and he was very instrumental along with alan thicke at getting me treatment. steve: how are you doing now. >> i am doing wonderful. i have been sober a little over three years and four months. [cheers and applause] >> i feel great. still working with people in recovery. still doing all that stuff. but it's just amazing how, you know, god can -- steve: what a story. brian: brandon, how are you? >> i'm doing well. brian: healthy? steve: when i wished upon a star. jeremy miller and dr. brandon ellayna phillips. thank you very much. >> thank you.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ applebee's new loaded fajitas. now that's eatin' good in the neighborhood. ♪ ♪ that's the way i like i [applause] brian: welcome back, everybody. as you can tell we have a live audience, great looking group. slightly better than the last group we had. i'm just telling you. for the longest time we talk about 23 candidates, what is the democrat strategy, who will win? guess what? a lot more people say what will trump do to get four years. there is one-stop shopping to
find out. steve: people wondering who the guy is on the couch. ainsley: you're the tallest guy we'll have on the show. [applause] brian: there you go. steve: brad, while you're here -- ainsley: how tall are you? 6'8"? okay. brian: president likes tall guys that know a lot. ainsley: runs the campaign. >> campaign manager for 2020. [cheers and applause] steve: what the president was talking about yesterday in the rose garden, that he unveiled his merit-based immigration plan. if you missed the live coverage, here is a little bit of it. then we'll talk to that guy. >> our proposal is pro-american, pro-iimmigrant and pro-worker. it is just common sense.
we want immigrant coming in, we cherish the open door we want to create for our country but a big proportion of those immigrant must come in through merit and skill. future immigrant will be required to learn english, and to pass a civics exam prior to admission. and therefore some reason, possibly political, we can't get the democrats to approve the merit-based, high security plan, we will get it approved immediately after the election when we take back the house, keep the senate, and of course, hold the presidency. [applause] steve: you're in charge of all that stuff at the end. >> yeah. >> brad, realistically, does anybody at the white house really think that the democrats
will cooperate with the president and come up with a plan? >> i don't know what they think about the democrats. this is winning issue for the president. in 2016 we were running the race, i was digital director, immigration was one of our largest issues. he continued to keep the promise. we had to secure the border. 450 new miles by 2020. this is huge. replacing old broken wall. some is vietnam based metal they put up screwed together. unbelievable. salvage material. they rode the helipads of vietnam. merit-based system. countries like korea, japan, you know -- steve: australia. >> australia canada. have merit-based system. sometimes 60, 70% are merit-based. this increases economy, wages, unemployment numbers stay up. brian: president is leaning on the secretary of defense,
department of homeland security to get the wall up? he is upset they are a little slow? >> we need to show the miles of border wall going up. it's a big issue with drugs. human trafficking is significant issue in family. people underestimate how the children are being abused. president had a heart to stop the issue. more than just illegal immigrants across but protecting our country from, ms-13, so many different things. ainsley: few things were interesting, will enable public donations for the wall. the page has raised 20 million. the wall costs billions. right now they make $43,000 but under 126,000. how do you see that? >> merit-based coming over, see people who want to a simulate into our country. they have can come over take education, technical jobs.
we'll see increase of that. decrease of people unemployed here. just connected to somebody here, fifth cousin coming over. they don't have a job or any training to do in this country. that is where you see that. flipping of that merit versus unqualified. brian: before we talk about russia, is it flipping or hurting or helping president -- >> never thought we would talk about russia so many times. brian: neither did i. usmca, the president took on china, president used leveraged tariffs, what happened with the hispanic vote. >> across the southwest, florida, other issues in florida, southwest latino vote saw significant increase of support with the president. main issue was support of chinese tariffs. for 20, 30 years, they have been talking about jobs leaving, industrial jobs from mexico and southern united states leaving to go to china. they see that as job security. ainsley: fascinating. >> it's a significant issue for
the latino population. is my job? what does china -- ainsley: what are the biggest issues? if you sit down, talk to him, we have done this off-camara, i love talking to you, you will tell us. this is what the latinos want. this is what the african-americans want. what the might men want. brian: i help you with the white men. >> understand elections are about turnout and statistical probability makes a huge difference. until everyone shows up to vote, statistics matter. three top issues are health care will be significant issue in 2020. immigration will be an issue. economy will be issue. not the macro economy. microeconomy. individual economy across the country of that individual, job safety, security, increases of wages. but health care will be an issue. this president is going to protect preexisting conditions, lower drug prices, make health care more affordable. >> president want to push immigration. other side of the aisle they were talking about the mueller
report. last night they read the mueller report, redacted part on the floor of the house. going forward how big of an issue is it going to be? we did a poll at 6:00. how likely do people feel intelligence agencies like the fbi broke the law to investigate president trump then candidate. 24% said extremely. 14 is very. 20 somewhat, add them all up, close to 60% feel there could be something. >> they spied on us. they want to say, if you put a mole inside, listen to us, you're spying on us, right? i think that occurred. one of the interesting numbers i was telling brian couple days ago, as the russia investigation is falling apart, looks like we're investigating people who made the lies, tables turned here, president seeing steady increase of democrats supporting him. >> how do you explain that? >> they were being told the lie for two years. they voted for president. all of sudden somebody said this is all fake. he cheated.
all of sudden people telling them were the ones cheating. steve: how big after factor last two years, people said wait for the mueller report. then we'll know. now we know. >> we know. you see steady, five to six point, see his approval increasing especially in our numbers. this is key number they have lost. these were people. rust belt democrats, wait, wait. he didn't cheat. ainsley: who are some of the democrat? >> rust belt. blue collar democrat who voted for him. swing voters, i want to protect my job. >> he needs them back. >> we need them back. in pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin, north carolina. they have been told the biggest lies from the local politicians and local media. saying we cheated. which was a complete lie. brian: joe biden gets in says he is blue-collar guy. >> in delaware, born in delaware
>> none of them bothered me. they haven't started to tear each other apart yet. i have a feeling democrats will not say couple bayou each other, waiting for buyen to get on stage, take it down the path. you will see that happen. biden looks tired. i don't think he has the energy to fight this president. i want -- steve: bernie sanders. >> see him up 5:00 a.m. with the president, still fighting at 11:00 p.m. i don't think it will occur. this president, he wears me out. and he never stops going. he never stopped going since the day i started working for him. ainsley: "fox news poll" is not favorable to the president, they put him up against the different candidates. he is losing to joe biden according to poll. steve: president's number is on the right. ainsley: he is 38% and joe biden is 49%. next one i mention, bernie sanders, he gets 46%. president 41%. the polls were wrong in 2016. still a year-and-a-half to go.
does that worry you? >> not at all. couple things don't worry me. my own numbers, take california, new york, throw them off. we're a federal republic, not a democracy. 270 to win. which changes the entire map. steve: unless they get rid of electoral college. >> would be ridiculous. all candidates would live in four cities. l.a., san francisco, chicago, new york and they would never -- brian: tear the country apart. >> would tear it apart. as we look at electoral college president is in much better position. we're in right place of states. we're picking up states of latino vote, new mexico, nevada, new hampshire. brian: you believe those state are in play? >> 100% in play. if election was held today we win in nevada and new mexico. brian: if you don't get the deal, do you believe the base leave you. >> statistical analysis, people
are saying we're behind the president with this. they know that china has been, you know, robbing america for decades and politicians have done nothing about it. nothing. it has been politically ex-pea with respect for them to have it this way. cheap stuff, this and that. now it has gone other way. dominos falling other way. now they're abusing us. $500 billion a year. president made the promise. we'll stop pillaging of us. he will stop -- you know what? farmers are strong americans. they will be there. get ethanol things done e15, grains, other things sold. brian: president will judge your appearance. i give you high grades for appearance. >> i am on force air force one in 35 minutes. i will be judged. brad, brad, brad. brian: thank you, sir. >> thank you. [cheers and applause]
steve: [inaudible]. jillian: good morning, once again, this story we are following, accused serial killer in this country illegally, using his job as a care giver for the elderly to hunt victims. he was originally from kenya. he was arrested for the murder of 81-year-old woman. he is charged with the deaths of 11 more elderly women. people are viewing 750 deaths for possible links. horrific head-on crash caught on semi-truck dash-cam. watch what you're doing. watch this. you see that? look at that again. the white car launching into the air, slamming into the semi in southern california. a group of good samaritans had to flip the wrecked car over to get two people out safely.
they're both in critical condition. the truck driver was not hurt. the cause of the crash is under investigation. let's just say this cop has game. watch. [cheering] that l.a.p.d. officer, known as trick shot cop, delivering that awesome behind the back basket for a group of kids who obviously go completely wild, when you see something like that, how can you not, right? steve: kid said, that's good. do it again. do it again. thank you, jillian. ainsley: the s.a.t. changing how it scores your test, your kid's test, now considering adversity. is that a good idea? our live audience weighs in next. they will talk to brian. [cheers and applause]
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this, factoring adversity into the s.a.t. scores. they have 15 categories things like neighborhood environment, family environment, high school environment, get graded 1 to 100. should they factor in single parent family, how much money you had growing up. by the way a lot of colleges are doing this. he wants to way in. where are you from? >> from connecticut. brian: from connecticut, where did you grow up? >> in the bronx. brian: how do you feel about s.a.t.s not looking at hard as fast scores but where you grew up? >> from jamaican grew up from 11 years old, grew up in new york city. i'm against this. kids should strife for the same test. brian: low rent area, teachers don't get paid alot. not with great facilities. isn't that fair. >> ben carson, single mom, poor
situation, poor school system, he was able to with his mom's help, strife, learn. brian: does that make sense? good job. [applause] carolyn is also here how are you? >> good. brian: where are you from? >> doylestown, pennsylvania. brian: great area, great bookstore. how do you feel about thests having adversity scale? >> i feel a test is a test. if you're knowledgeable what you're being tested on you will do great. i don't think it should be based on where you're from or how much money your family makes. brian: a scenario. you're in a situation, all of sudden your dad loses his job, a parent pass as way. you have to get a job on the side. you have to find a way to make ends meet, you can't study as much. is that okay? >> i mean i went to college and worked full time. so i did it. so i think if people work hard, you can get accomplished. brian: i also worry about special circumstances for
people, in the back of your mind, think to yourself, if it wasn't for x, y, z, maybe i wouldn't be in the school. maybe i feel i dent belong. 30 seconds, anybody else have a s.a.t. score they want to reveal? we have all your tests? what is your name, sir? >> alberto. brian: stand up, alberto. where are you from? >> indiana mount summit. brian: i heard of that. indy yana i have. s.a.t., should we figure in background. >> absolutely not. if you take the test pass it move on. if you don't -- brian: verdict is in. poll this audience, audience at home, despite the circumstances the test is the test. steve? steve: brian and audience, thank you. we woke up dana perino early this morning and there she is! [cheers and applause]
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christmas. we plugged it in. we sang the song over and over. all the cousins danced around. steve: here on the couch, dana perino. [applause] brian: after we saw you on the road, we had time press you with a live audience. that was one of the demands. >> that was pretty fun. brian: joe biden off to pretty substantial lead. getting money along with the lead. this guy got 0% last two time. >> third time's a charm. brian: what's changed? >> what hasn't changed? brian: for joe biden, the same guy? >> i think obviously what really changed for him, barack obama chose him to be his vice president. he served as vice president. he has, he has that obama glow that goes along with it. but he earned it too. i think it is hard to be a front-runner for 16 month. something is going to happen. if you look at all the other
candidates, we talked about this incessantly four-month, will joe biden get in. as soon as he did he rescrambled the race. all the things they tried to attack him, too touchy with women, anita hill. he is too old. nothing touched him. ainsley: i wasn't sure it was best time. i thought maybe four years ago he missed the chance because of all the progressive messages within the democratic party. >> that also could be still true, ainsley, a lot of people believe, democrats believe, if biden had been the nominee, not hillary would he have been more likeable than hillary clinton? arguably yes. but was he in the right state of mind to run at that time? arguably no. so i think it remains to be seen. president trump has a record to run on. he is not just a disruptor, the economy is great. it will be a very close race. nobody will run away with it, unless we get six months out, you hear that new hampshire is in play for trump, or
pennsylvania is in play for biden as polls showed yesterday. that will be super close. steve: it will be interesting to see how much the obama-biden legacy he runs on. whereas a lot of other candidates are talking about the green new deal, which joe biden does not want to talk about, or "medicare for all" which joe biden does not talk about because he likes obamacare. >> actually a lot of democrats do. brian: like what? obamacare or "medicare for all"? >> obama care. they like the idea of "medicare for all," actually if you dig a little deeper, asked donna brazile about this. democrats are pretty rational thinkers, not as progressive as twitter or media would make it out to be. they're not the ones you're talking to. biden comes in, that is more our speed. ainsley: clearly that is why he is doing so well. it was bernie. he jumps in the race. >> when i say rational, they, a lot of democrats would say, we want to win. they think, an they might be
wrong they think that biden would be the most electable. steve: we heard from people from the campaign, the white house, they say, they're looking at 2020 donald trump versus somebody who embraces socialism. joe biden doesn't embrace socialism. a lot of the others do. he he does not. >> the other thing joe biden can do, this is a guy as donna brazile explaining to me, he can go to a union hall, get a standing ovation. he can go to a black church in the afternoon, pet standing ovation. can go to silicon valley, get a standing ovation. go to new york, crosses a lot of boxes or lines. brian: see if maria pushes this conversation further. you wearing red. do you have a question for the great dana perino? >> yes i do. thanks, dana, for being here. having worked for president bush for as his press secretary and having to deal with the media as you did, what do you believe constitutes the lack of civility
today between reporters and journalists and media? >> i think, here is one thing that happened. in january 2009 i stayed till the end. we did the handoff to president obama and at that point i didn't even have a twitter account. social media has changed a lot of things. a lot of good ways, right? anybody can now talk directly to people. but it is also, it also unmasked a lot of incivility amongst individuals. i think civility is a choice. and so when i worked for him, i always would think in my mind, would he be proud of something i'm saying right now? if the answer was no, i wouldn't say it. steve: when you go to the beginning of the bush administration a lot of people felt the election was stolen. >> absolutely. steve: that was very -- >> then the war of course. i think, there was, there was incivility but it was underneath.
and now it is all out in the open. brian: how do you feel about sarah huckabee sanders eliminating press conference? >> it is their choice to make. i think they do miss a big opportunity to talk to people every day. i think there are some news organizations should have yanked reporters in there causing such disruption, i still talk to a lot of white house reporters they don't like the couple of numbskulls in there either. they are making their life harder. i think the american people deserve to hear more from their government. president trump is taking questions all the time. steve: who are the numbskulls you're talking about? >> maybe somebody who had pizza for breakfast? this is steve's pizza. steve: everybody will get pizza in half an hour. [applause] ainsley: jasper has an account. >> that's right. >> i brought this, you asked me a serious question. i thought it would be about
jasper. i brought jasper, because he couldn't be here today. there he is. [applause] steve: he is always here in your hearts. >> he is. you have a great show. thanks for having me. steve: geraldo is coming up next. [cheers and applause] ♪ i switched to liberty mutual, because they let me customize my insurance. and as a fitness junkie, i customize everything, like my bike, and my calves. liberty mutual customizes your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ applebee's new loaded fajitas. now that's eatin' good in the neighborhood.
hegseth. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. great to be here. brian: remind you of your ol' show? >> absolutely does. brian: somebody throw a chair. kidding. he punches back. >> that's right. i told major hegseth, i punch back. ainsley: what do you think of the immigration plan the president rolled out yesterday? >> not bad. not bad. the thing about a lot of president does, i had personal conversations, he can say things more kindly than he does. no reason everything has to have a edge. dump the old way, go the new way. it is for the country. just remember, send me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses. you can in a way, because he is so tempestuous there is a way he can package -- there is nothing wrong with a immigration plan that is in part based on merit. for instance, a kid graduates stanford university. a kid from china or you know,
romania, you name it, so he graduates stanford university in engineering or digital something or other. he graduates. his visa automatically expires. he has to get out of the country. we just educated the scientist. he could be the next google inventor. he gets sent away. i don't understand, that is merit-based. with kindness and pragmatic, blend of pragmatic idealism. steve: pete, one of the other part of the plan is apparently the president's plan would include you have got to learn english and you have to pass a civics exam. >> makes a lot of sense to me. i'm still trying to figure out what tempestuous means. >> i will tell you right now. if my head blows up. >> i'm fine with toughness. that is where we're at. we've done enough coddling, rule breaking, dashing across the border, daca recipients. we're staring at option of daca
2.0, and 3.0. we have insane laws incentivize families to use kids to -- brian: pete, this does not address the things? why doesn't he attempt to address the emergency? >> it addresses the wall and addresses asylum. brian: change comprehensive to get a vote. >> democrats will never give him what they want. they want open borders or citizenship for anyone that runs across the borders. steve: do you agree with what he just said? [applause] >> they don't want it. >> a true tough guy has a kind side is something that comforts people. it is one hand, as the velvet glove. the other hand as -- >> comforting of people is citizens live this country came here the right way. they want to know there is rule of law. [applause] >> and what about, what about the undocumented immigrant who served in the united states military and gone to afghanistan. >> you are argue the exception to the rule. i know those guys.
they earned their way to citizenship. i am not saying they broke the law. >> let the president point out examples that show he is full-bodied president. he represents all of america. he has all of our interests in mind. he understands that america is the beacon of liberty that we have an idealistic foundation. we have soaring philosophy. brian: what about lindsey fram's plan to address the emergency at the border, five-alarm fire we're witnessing where 100,000 plus every month. that has got to be done, correct? >> correct. but even there, slowly but surely it seems to me that the vast body of the american people, including the democrats, half the country, are recognizing what we're seeing a phenomenon that is historic, emptying out of central america and virtually the entire populations are on the move. it is parallel to syria going into europe. brian: could be something done this year, i hope? >> what the president has to do
is recognize unprecedented extraordinary nature. we never had a situation where have this huge body of potential refugee immigrants so close and they can walk. there is not ocean in the way. >> there could be a wall in the way. the democrats would never do that. >> yet its being built. they. >> it is election year. tough win it at the ballot box. ainsley: these folks were so excited when the two of you walked in. let's get them weighing in on topics. brian: who has a question over here? that guy right there? ainsley: what is your name? where are you from? steve: what is your name? >> scott from connecticut. how many u.s. citizens have to die before congress will act on illegal immigration? >> i think that's part of the i impetus for the urgency the president shown on issue. one of the first politicians that listen the to the forgotten men and women who were affected by the policies who came here
legally. doesn't mean you doesn't have compassion. it means you rule of law. the rule of law is compassionate to the people that follow it and not compassionate to the people who break it. which is the whole point. [applause] ainsley: someone on this side. steve: where is moses? all right. >> immigration story we bring in moses. [laughter] >> what about jesus? >> so, one of the views i have is that congress for the last 30 years have been part of the crisis on the southern border. their lack of action. men and women on the border know what is best. i think only opinion that matters is their opinion. what would you think about an independent commission of experts, not politicians coming up with a plan impaneled by congress and white house to determine what is needed and to have the commission get a blank check. in return -- >> that makes too much sense. >> in return after the border is secure, you could start working with the daca and rest of the
people inside of the country? [applause] steve: pete? >> i think there are real moves that are happening right now. there are 400 new miles of border wall gone up despite the intransigent of the democrats. slowly but surely the president's vision after secure border is coming true. but boy back to what the gentleman said, of course the experts will decide but america is a unique place. we are, everyone of us, each and everyone of us are immigrants. i'm 10% native-american. 10% of my ancestors predate all of all. it is a fact this is welcoming country built from the four corners of world. >> there is difference between legal immigration, and illegal immigration. that is what everyone talks about. [applause] >> historic progress of immigration in this country. there were no immigration laws in the 19th century. >> there was a process. >> there was no process. come on in you're welcome, give
you a rifle, fight in the civil war, we give you ballot, cast ballot for democrats on the lower east side. there was no process. processes evolve. there is no doubt but early american immigration policy was racialist policy. we welcomed those from northern europe. very slow to accept those from southern europe. africans were barred completely. no ellis island for latinos. like the constitution itself which was signed by all white men. except for a handful. you have to recognize who we are >> immigration reparations -- >> i'm not into reparations compassion, simple stuff. daca is example. kids here 10 years, 15 years, 20 years. you have to deal with it. ainsley: be compassionate to all the women are getting molested as they're walking to the border. or all those kids. >> i agree, ainsley.
>> they need to stop it. steve: we'll end it right there. brian: sorry to argue in front of the kids. [laughter]. steve: coming up -- ainsley: coming up bill hemmer got exclusive sit-down with attorney general bill barr, his first interview since the release of the mueller report. bill hemmer is traveling with the attorney general down in el salvador. he joins us live down there. that is next. and help keep you active and well-rested. because hey, tomorrow's coming up fast. nature's bounty. because you're better off healthy. you wouldn't accept from any one else. why accept it from your allergy pills? flonase relieves your worst symptoms including nasal congestion, which most pills don't. flonase helps block 6 key inflammatory substances. most pills only block one. flonase.
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bring a message they still, the united states justice department supports efforts going on here. he bragged a lot about the successes they have. the other thing critical about this steve, brian, ainsley, this is his first television interview as an attorney general. i think this is might be the first television interview he has done in years period. what you get a sense what he is on to now. a road map of sorts is how he is looking at. here is how he framed that for just yesterday. >> i know some facts but it's premature to be discussing. >> can you tell us what the steele dossier had to do with this? what role did that play? >> that is one of the questions we're going to have to look at it it is a very unusual situation to have opposition research like that, especially one that on its face had a number of clear mistakes an somewhat -- analysis and to use that to conduct counterintelligence against american political campaign is a
strange, would be a strange development. >> do you smell a rat in this, at this point? >> i don't know if i describe it a rat. i would just say that the, you know, the answers i'm getting are not sufficient. brian: wow. that is after talking to michael horowitz, right? >> you get a sense, yeah. michael horowitz, the inspector general, just on that point, brian, we have news we'll share at 9:00 on that as well but i think there are two things here. he talked about fisa court, talked about the steele dossier, he gave a very intryinging answer as to the trump tower meeting in january of 2017. he would not go into a lot of detail where his investigation is going right now, but you have a federal prosecutor who has been on the case for weeks. so you're going to see a lot more of that coming up at 9:00. the other thing i will stress to you, he responds to the lying before congress, he responds to the contempt charges.
he reacts to no obstruction, reacts to witness tampering all of this. he will frame his relationship today with bob mueller and upcoming testimony he is expected, expected to give on congress on capitol hill. there is a lot in this interview. i strongly encourage our viewers to come join us at 9:00. ainsley: we'll watch the full thing at 9:00. i am glad he hasn't backed down. that is a tough job. he is under a immense amount of pressure. a good reminder he doesn't just investigate russia. he is investigating ms-13. brian: number one get in the country. you got it. could congratulations. ainsley: congratulations. >> thank you, guys. thanks for having us on. join us at 9:00 in a few moments. you will get a lot more. steve: ten minutes from now. bill hemmer live from el salvador. ainsley: we'll end the show with a little bit of fun. tom shillue is here to quiz all of us next. [cheers and applause] ♪
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♪ [applause] ainsley: it is time for some real, r-e-e-l, movie talk. summer movies,. >> summer blockbusters. ainsley: the season is here. we're talking about this, ending the show with a little bit of fun. steve: tom shillue, what is the category of our quiz today? >> summer blockbusters. are we ready to start. brian: what are the rules? >> raise hands. no buzzers. >> this classic thriller from 1975 is known as first summer blockbuster, exorcist, "jaws,"
"close encounters of the third kind." jillian. >> "jaws." >> is she right? go to the tape. >> you're going to need a bigger boat. steve: we need a bigger boat. >> i will do this because -- >> this 1996 blockbuster included famous line "we will not go quietly into the night." men in black, "braveheart," clear and present danger are or independence day. ainsley? >> go with "braveheart." >> "braveheart," go to the tape. ainsley: am i wrong? >> 4th of july will no longer be known as an american holiday. but as the day when the world declared in one voice, we will not go quietly into the night. ainsley: no. [buzzer] ainsley: i'm a loser. >> here we go. this famous 1994 film starring
tom hanks and robin wright made over $329 million at the box office. was it philadelphia, forrest gump, a league of their own or apollo 13. brian. brian: i think it is -- changed my mind. i think it is philadelphia. ainsley: no. >> philadelphia. steve: it is "forrest gump." >> my mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. you never know what you're going to get. ainsley: that was a joke. brian: i thought it was different question. >> feel good hit of the summer, brian. brian: can i do that again? >> this acclaimed 1993 adventure film briefly held the record for highest brossing movie until "titanic" was released. "jurassic park," the "lion king" , batman returns.
>> "jurassic park." >> is it "jurassic park"? play the tape. ♪ >> it is a dinosaur. >> do we get a point or half a point. >> we have three-way tie. who is the three-way tie? everyone but ainsley. [laughter] >> that's right. ainsley: hold on. >> all right. steve: see some shillue do a quiz show. ainsley: i'm not only loser on the team. [applause] every day, visionaries are creating the future.
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let's have pizza! there you go. >> i got pepperoni. i'm the most popular. >> have a wonderful weekend. it's friday! >> see you back on monday, everybody. >> this was handled in a very senior level of these departments. it wasn't handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counter intelligence activities are conducted. it was an ad hoc small group. most of these people are no longer with the f.b.i., c.i.a. or other agencies involved. >> bill: good morning, everybody. in a television exclusive with the attorney general bill barr in his first television interview since becoming the attorney general three months ago. good morning from el salvador, a split broadcast today on this friday. a special edition of "america's newsroom" as i say good morning from here and to my co-anchor and colleagues in new york